I'm not any sort of expert in lexicography, as my name might suggest; a more accurate description would be "armchair egghead". I'm fairly familiar with the language of "young people these days", live in the American South, am interested in Spanish and a big Internet nerd, so my work here will center mostly around those topics. As I am currently a student I can't spend nearly as much time editing as I'd like to. I use Merriam-Webster's Unabridged, EtymOnline and OneLook as references for most things.
The languages listed in the Babel-boxy thing to the right are approximations of how well I'd be able to edit in them. My actual abilities of forming coherent dialogue in all of them is much, much lower.
Man is an etymologizing animal. He abhors the vacuum of an unmeaning word. If it seems lifeless, he reads a new soul into it, and often, like an unskilful necromancer, spirits the wrong soul into the wrong body. -- Reverend A. Smythe Palmer, Folk-Etymology, 1882
nerdy somewhat passive-aggressive hate note. I think